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Personal (with bonus short story Not a Drill) - Lee Child

Personal (with bonus short story Not a Drill)

Author Lee Child

  • Published: 2014-09-02
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Stars
From 186 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child.
You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.
If anyone can stop Kott, it’s the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he’d rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they’re facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses—and no backup if they’re caught. All the while Reacher can’t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won’t let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.
Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.

BONUS: This edition includes the short story "Not a Drill" and an excerpt from Lee Child's Make Me.

Praise for Personal
“The best one yet.”—Stephen King
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”—The Washington Post
“Yet another satisfying page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it’s Reacher the Teacher who wows here.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.”—Ken Follett
“Reacher’s just one of fiction’s great mysterious strangers.”Maxim
“If you like fast-moving thrillers, you’ll want to take a look at this one.”—John Sandford
“Fans won’t be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller.”Library Journal (starred review)
“Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.”Booklist
“Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system.”Kirkus Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

  • Reacher

    From jsauceMcnasty
    Amazing!! I am a fan!!
  • Personal

    From 12roger21
    Boring. Too wordy. Over description of everything. Too many words to describe things such as a door. Weak story line. Was disappointed as I really looked forward to this Reacher book. Not up to standard. Too bad.
  • Personal

    From RT Sqd
    Another great "Reacher" story ....
  • Personal

    From Webelucky
    As always a great read. I have read all of the Reacher books and love every one of them. Jack is my hero. The Reacher books don't come out in print or ebooks fast enough for me. Hurry up Mr. Child I'm in withdrawal mode.
  • Personal

    From Book Stinks
    The absolute worst Jack Reacher book. It's like Lee took a street map of Paris and London and created a book about cars driving on them. Not worth reading...
  • Personal

    From Aaaaate
    Very good plot and as usual entertaining. Love Jack Reacher.
  • Personal

    From Old Old Fordy
    This isn't the Reacher we know and love. He's too talkative so that about half the 500 pages are dialogue, most of it his. The plotting is too facile and not up to the standards we've come to expect from the author. I miss the tough and rumble that endeared Reacher to me from the start. As well, I sense an attempt to cash in on the "success" of The Jack Reacher Movie. Why not give Liam Neeson a shot at the next attempt to bring Reacher to the screen? All that said, I look forward to my next encounter with Jack.
  • Read them all

    From BardHad
    Not real exciting and has a "ho hum" ending. The bad guys went down too easy and the story line is thin. Can't put my finger on what is missing now that was there before, but something is.
  • Reacher in Europe

    From Cranky Professor
    Personal moves very fast. It's classic Reacher. There is also a nice travel angle with Paris and London playing supporting roles. HBO or Netflix should make a series.
  • Personal

    From KMCCL
    Another great read by Lee Child. My only complaint is...I can't put it down, then I have to wait so long for the next one.